TENDER NOTICE: Construction of 125 Low Cost Housing Units in Berbera, Somaliland.


unh4UNON on behalf of UN-HABITAT seeks the interest of qualified firms to participate in the upcoming solicitation exercise for the provision of Construction of 125 Low Cost Housing Units in Berbera Town, Somaliland.  The works are being carried out under the 2nd Phase of the ProjectShelter Provision, Reintegration and Improved Livelihoods for Returnees and IDPs in 3 Towns in Somaliland”, implemented by UN-Habitat with financial support from the Government of Japan.

The scope of works consists of the construction of 125 core housing units, with 3 rooms and a built-up area of 10 x 9 meters ( 90 square meters) each, inclusive of kitchen, sanitary facilities, water tank court-yard, and veranda. The works will be carried out at a dedicated resettlement area, West of Berbera Town.

 The work includes excavation, site preparation, concrete work, compaction, form work, reinforcement, wall and roof construction, and supply of construction materials.

Please note that this notice does not constitute a solicitation and UNON reserves the right to change or cancel this requirement at any time in the EOI or ensuing tender process.


Eligible Contractors must meet the following qualification criteria:

a)      Valid certificate of registration by the Somaliland Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Housing.

b)      Registration at the Berbera Municipal Authority / Current operational Business License.

c)      Confirmation of an established office and/or construction yard in Berbera (or demonstrated access/ability to establish same).

d)     Experience with construction works of a similar nature and magnitude.

Eligible vendors may be required to attend an in-country pre-bid meeting and site visit as part of the requirement for participating in the tender process.

Vendors must submit a signed vendor response form, no later than Friday 26 July 2013 to the attention of Nelly.Munovi@unon.org with a copy to Margaret.Mathenge@unon.org indicating their intention to participate in the tender.  Hard copies of the vendor response forms can also be obtained from the UN-Habitat Hargeisa Office (administration and finance section), and delivered to the attention of  Paolo Pompili, UN-Habitat Office, Hargeisa, Somaliland.

All vendors interested in fulfilling the requirement described above must be registered with UNGM and may wish to visit www.ungm.org for full registration information in order to be eligible to participate in any solicitation.  More information on the registration process can be obtained from UNON (via email to Naomi.Njuno@unon.org).

The Berbera low cost housing works are funded through contributions from the People of Japan and implemented by UN-Habitat.

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